A Celebration of Los Angeles LGBT Literary Pioneers
in honor of Lambda Literary Foundation’s 25th Anniversary
Pioneers honored for their lifetime contribution to literature include:
Malcolm Boyd, Lillian Faderman, Katherine V. Forrest,
John Rechy and Patricia Nell Warren
Program includes a rare West Coast performance by Justin Vivian Bond;
Celebrations of each of the honorees
from the worlds of entertainment, arts and letters
Saturday, April 27 at 7 PM
West Hollywood Public Library
in the West Hollywood City Council Chamber
The Lambda Literary Foundation is proud to announce OUTWRITE!, a special celebration of Los Angeles LGBT literary pioneers – Malcolm Boyd, Lillian Faderman, Katherine V. Forrest, John Rechy and Patricia Nell Warren –to be held on Saturday, April 27, at the West Hollywood Public Library. The evening, marking the 25th anniversary of the organization, begins at 7 PM. A catered reception in the forecourt of the library begins at 6 PM. This celebration is being made possible through the generous support of the City of West Hollywood. (more…)
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference and Bookfair is just around the corner. With an average of around 550 “readings, lectures, panel discussions, and forums, as well as hundreds of book signings, receptions, dances, and informal gatherings,” AWP is the largest literary conference in North America. (more…)
Writers Jack Halberstam, Stephen Motika, Brian Pietras, Ronado Wilson, and Mark Wunderlich, each from poetic, literary, and scholarly backgrounds, engage with the notion of 21st century queer masculinity. This event asks these writers to respond to representations of queer men in popular culture, from the fight for marriage equality to music videos and beyond. Each will present his own work in discussion with fellow panelists, and the audience will be invited to continue the conversation. (more…)
Come and celebrate the book launch of Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla’s Lambda Literary Award- nominated novel, “The Two Krishnas” in collaboration with the 30th Anniversary of Frontiers Magazine. (more…)
Highways Performance Space presents: “Wanderlust”
Friday + Saturday, April 20 + 21 @ 8.30pm
In “Wanderlust,” writers of Latina/o and queer extractions make the specter of place known through word, as they shepherd us in and guide us through radical spatial narratives that weave in tales of sexualized citizenry, gendered candor and transnational desires. Featuring Micha Cardenas, Marcela Fuentes, Frank Galarte and more. (more…)
Please join us for an evening of reading with
NICOLA TYSON and LAURIE WEEKS
GLBTQ comic book geeks unite!
On Sunday, December 4, LLF executive director Tony Valenzuela participated in a gay comic book publishing panel/discussion at this year’s Bent-Con:
a convention that encourages, celebrates and appreciates LGBT and LGBT-friendly comic-book, scifi, fantasy and horror artists, writers, creators, publishers, directors, actors, and producers, that create media targeted directly to LGBT audiences or the larger realm of underground and mainstream pop-culture as a whole.
The panel, titled Publishing Queer: Marketing and Creating Queer Comic Books And Graphic Novels, was lead by moderator Justin Hall (Glamazonia, Prism Comics’ Talent Chair) and included: Brian Andersen (self-publisher, So Super Duper), Charles “Zan” Christensen (publisher, Northwest Press), Robert Fraser (co-publisher, Class Comics), Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter), and Alex Woolfson (editor-in-chief, Yaoi911).
Below is part one of the full panel discussion:
To view the additional videos from this lively discussion please check out Lee Wind’s queer youth culture blog.
Musician Brontez Purnell, performer Max Steele, curator Joseph Whitt, and high school English teacher Kat Case gave readings on November 9 in the main gallery space of P.P.O.W. in Chelsea, New York. The evening was themed queer punk, and the event was named “Bullies”–but the artists just presented themselves and their unfiltered stories – not fearlessly or unapologetically, not seeking approval of the LGBT powers that be, but just as it is, come what may, tarted up in nothing but the moment. Says Whitt: “The whole night was an exercise in sidestepping expectation, even down to the title. I love the fact that we called the event ‘Bullies,’ and no one waxed melancholic about victimhood. For me, it gets better if you set aside the platitudes of the fucked-up American mediascape and cultivate a voice that you can call your own.” Whitt read an incantation – imagine a “Howl” stream of consciousness rollercoaster tour of gay Brooklyn, half exorcism and half sci-fi reverie. (more…)
10th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair
Sunday, October 2, 2011
10AM to 6PM
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood Library & West Hollywood Park
The West Hollywood Book Fair is home to 12 stages+ the writing room+ 125 exhibitors. The Book Fair and all Book Fair events are free!
Everybody loves a fair! On Sunday, October 2, 2011, from 10am-6pm, West Hollywood will hold its 10th Annual Book Fair.
New Paradigms for Queer Lit
The Third Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair took over the 3rd floor of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center on Saturday, for an afternoon of literature.
More than 60 authors, publishers and booksellers offered queer-themed publications in the exhibition space, which encompassed not just a large room, but the hallway and an annex room. Tables were packed with books covering every conceivable genre of gay literature — from erotica to romance to scholarly volumes to books of photography and everything in between.